Wednesday 13 November 2019
19 November: Defence Information sessions
20 November: CIT Information Sessions
21 November: ANU Online Conditional offer webinar
|CIT INFORMATION SESSIONS
CIT | Visual Arts Information Sessions
20 November 2019
, 12:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Studying visual arts is the perfect way to develop your artistic voice and creative thinking skills in preparation for a professional career in the arts industry.
With access to large workshops and teachers who are professional artists, you will gain a wide range of practical experience to ensure you’re job-ready when you graduate.
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/475921859944779/
CIT | Fashion Design Information Sessions
20 November 2019
, 12:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Prepare for a career in one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse industries. CIT Fashion students have access to the region’s best fashion training facilities including design and production studios, textiles lab, digital lab and industrial machinery.
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/734757933670082/
CIT | Building Design Information Sessions
20 November 2019
, 12:30 pm - 6:45 pm
CIT qualified building designers are ready to enter industry and work on a variety of construction projects including residential, commercial and industrial.
Our teachers work in the local design industry; and bring expertise and insights to the classroom.
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/748774705636260/
CIT | Photography Information Sessions
20 November 2019
, 12:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Photography at CIT has a well-earned reputation for producing some of the finest commercial photographers in the country – training professional photographers for almost 50 years.
With state-of-the-art facilities, combined with experienced and professional photographers as teachers, you’ll have everything you need to produce a portfolio of high-quality work.
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1391730067652816/
CIT | Interior Design Information Sessions
20 November 2019
, 12:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Wanting an exciting professional career? Look no further. CIT interior design students are problem solvers; joining architecture and design together to create interiors that are functional, aesthetically engaging, sustainable and embrace universal design practices.
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1917875471692190/
CIT | Cyber Security Information Sessions
25 November 2019
, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Join one of the fastest growing career pathways with a qualification in cyber security at CIT. With courses for students just starting their journey in cyber security or graduates looking for a challenge.
Cyber security is one of the biggest growth areas in information and communication technologies.
Recognise, secure and solve with the Graduate Certificate in Networking and Cyber Security, or start out with the Certificate IV in Cyber Security to gain work as a cyber-security support officer.
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/708085583034585/?event_time_id=708085589701251
CIT | Information Technology Information Sessions
10 December 2019
, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Experience real life, hands-on learning at CIT.
CIT’s IT courses are delivered in a mixture of face-to-face, flexible and online. From CISCO training, software development through to testing, networking and programming, we have a course for you.
With excellent employability and high-demand across a range of industries, if you are technically inclined, a career in IT could be your smartest choice.
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1116963128514465/?event_time_id=1116963141847797
Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Memorial Scholarship
Value: Up to $60,000
Open/Closing Dates: December 9, 2019 – January 8, 2020
The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate and post-graduate students in Australia.
The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is available to any Australian student undertaking a three or four year course of study approved by the Trustees. Undergraduate students who have commenced their studies are also eligible to apply for the scholarship. Successful applicants can choose to study at one of the nominated Australian universities or colleges. In some instances the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is also offered to postgraduate students who can undertake a one year course of study at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Successful applicants are required to study at one of the following institutions:
- Australian National University – ACT
- Flinders University of South Australia – SA
- University of Adelaide (including Roseworthy Campus) – SA
- Roseworthy Residential College
- University of New England – NSW
- University of South Australia – SA
- Marcus Oldham College – VIC
- University of Cambridge – UK
|GUIDE TO APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINEESHIPS
Combine work and training with an apprenticeship or traineeship. If you’re not sure whether you want to start work or keep learning, then an apprenticeship or traineeship allows you to do both. You’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification and start earning a wage at the same time.
In this Guide we’ll cover the things you need to know about both pathways, explore ways to find a position and what you need to do once you get one. To access Guide click here
Audi Certified Apprenticeship Program
The Audi Certified Apprenticeship Program has been designed to equip you with the relevant skills and knowledge to become a fully qualified Audi Technician through an exciting and challenging opportunity to receive nationally-recognised, formal qualifications.
Audi offer a wide choice of career opportunities for all levels of technicians based on experience, aptitude and personality types – whether you are technically minded, a ‘numbers’ person or more people oriented.
Find out more and apply here: https://audiapprenticeship.com.au/
John McGrath Auto Group have numerous positions available for first year automotive apprentices commencing in 2020. We offer full training in our modern multi-franchised dealerships across all of Canberra, working on some of the worlds leading and iconic brands.
The ideal candidates should have the following attributes:
- Positive “can do” attitude
- Willingness to learn
- A good work ethic
- Highly motivated
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Excellent communication skills
- Australian drivers’ licence
- Commercial air conditioning service and project work
- Installation, service, maintenance and breakdowns
- Customer interaction
- Quality carpentry training through purpose-built training facilities
- Qualified trainers who are up to date with the latest industry methods and practices
- Ongoing WHS training and support throughout your apprenticeship
- No cost to you for training fees, uniform and personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Wellbeing support from OzHelp
To apply for an apprenticeship with the MBA, click here
For more information please call 6175 5900.
Microsoft Traineeship Program
Are you smart, curious and ready to work hard for a rewarding career in IT? Commencing February 2020, The Microsoft Traineeship Program gives budding technology professionals the opportunity to build an exciting career in IT through on-the-job (and paid!) work experience and training.
- A recent school leaver, returning to work or someone looking to change their career to IT?
- Naturally curious, keen to learn and a great communicator?
- Genuinely passionate about technology and driven to build a career in IT?
- Ready to commit to the Microsoft Traineeship Program for up to 24 months?
Let's talk! If you're a parent, the odds are that you are the most influential source of career advice for your kids. That's why we’ve created this list of simple strategies you can use to guide the career conversations you have.
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THE SCHOOL LEAVERS' TOOLKIT
The finishing line is in sight and now it's time to think about what's next. This toolkit contains a range of articles designed to help students navigate the jump into life after school. For more information click here
Can you keep a secret? Fancy working in espionage, communication interception, or cryptanalysis? You could be providing early warnings about imminent emergency situations, engaged in crisis management, helping to plan military operations, protecting sensitive information, or working to influence the outcome of important events.
Or maybe you’d just like to be a small cog, providing support within the intelligence networks responsible for keeping Australia safe from military attacks, terrorism, and crime amongst other things. Either way, a position within the intelligence security industry could be for you.
What type of person would this job suit?
- You’ll need to be able to communicate with influence, (get your point across clearly, listen, understand and adapt to different audiences) and be a convincing negotiator
- Be resilient, have good self-awareness and committed to personal development
- Stay professional, quick thinking, and calm under pressure
- Have keen observational skills and be able to pay attention to, and remember factually, details
- Have integrity and courage to do the right thing, trustworthy and reliable
- Able to work independently but be co-operative with others and nurture professional relationships
Industries where you might find intelligence workers:
- Information Technology
- Cyber Security
- Military and Defence
Whilst there is no specific qualification you can do that will allow you automatic entry into the intelligence services, nobody is discounted. Some positions require specific skills, these may be proven through a qualification (like a degree), or through gaining the relevant work experience.
Entry to this industry is focused on personal qualities as much (or more than) your qualifications. There are multiple pathways from VET through to university degrees that make you to be eligible to apply for positions. There are also a rigorous vetting and testing systems in place.
Therefore having the best qualifications might not secure you a job, and those with the lowest level of qualifications shouldn’t be deterred from applying.
Note: To apply for any positions in these organisations you’ll need to be an Australian Citizen and successfully undergo the relevant testing.
The selection process may take 6-12 months from the date of your application to receiving an offer of employment.
There might be a range of selection phases. E.g.
- written application
- video questionnaire
- written test
- psychological testing
- participation in a face to face assessment
- security assessment
- medical assessment, including testing for prohibited substances.
Information Management & Information Technology Traineeships with ASIO
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is Australia’s domestic spy agency. They collect and assess intelligence on security threats which could harm Australians at home.
Their traineeships are for graduating Year 12 students, or those doing their first year of vocational education in IM or ICT courses. You’d be earning a starting salary of $58,330 per year. Once you complete your qualifications you could be eligible for promotion to Information Technology Employment with a salary of $82,281 plus 15.4% superannuation.
Australian Government Digital Apprenticeship Program at ASD
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) uses technology to gather and distribute signals secret intelligence (communications) about the capabilities, intentions and activities of individuals or organisations outside Australia, that could impact on Australia’s interests and the well-being of its citizens. Their mission statement is “Reveal Their Secrets – Protect Our Own”.
To be eligible to apply, you’ll need to be a Year 12 student completing or recently finished your Year 12 Certificate, or already studying at CIT or TAFE, or anyone with a passion for ICT who is looking for a new and exciting career. You’d be completing a Certificate IV or Diploma in a related field.
You’d be paid for your studies as well as your work.
Trainee Program at the AGO
The Australian Geo-Spatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO) gathers imagery and other “geospatial intelligence” to support Australia’s national interests.
Their civilian competency-based training program qualifies its candidates by providing workplace-based training while simultaneously completing a Certificate lV in Spatial Information Services.
You’d get paid to work and to study. With a starting salary of $59,237 per year (plus superannuation). Guaranteed employment in the Australian Public Service (APS) and a salary of $73,256 plus super on successful completion.
Graduate Opportunities at DIO
The Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) analyse of foreign developments and produce intelligence assessments for the Australian government. Information may relate to political, social and military developments overseas, and providing assessments of technological and scientific developments in other countries, e.g. new weapons systems.
There are opportunities for high-achieving graduates (must have attained a minimum of credit average) to use their degree in the fields of international relations, politics, history, economics, social sciences, language, science, engineering or mathematics.
Activate Graduate Program at ASIS
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) is the Australian version of the CIA, they’re focused on collecting secret intelligence from overseas. The source of their information is other people, which they obtain by recruiting a network of contacts who provide information to handlers.
The 12 month graduate program gives on-the-job experience and training in different roles. They’re looking for graduates from a range of disciplines from law, mathematics, to arts or accounting. Upon successful completion, you could be offered a position as a Reports Officer, Targeting Officer or Desk Officer.
Careers at ONI
University Degree + work experience
The Office of National Intelligence (ONI) is an independent government agency who gather information from all the other agencies, diplomatic reports, and open sources including news reports. They analyse the information and produce reports to advise the Prime Minister and other members of the National Security Committee.
You could be working as an analyst, monitoring developments in your assigned geographical area.
Or working in the Open Source Centre (OSC) collecting, interpreting and disseminating information relating to matters of political, strategic or economic significance to Australia.
A range of skills could make you highly sought after, for example if you are qualified to a high-level in linguistics, analysis, research and data analytic skills, and you’re a great team worker.
It’s worth noting that most intelligence positions at ONI require you to have a degree and at least a couple of years relevant work experience within another agency.
ACIC Graduate Program
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) work in nationally across Australia to collect and share criminal information and intelligence between all states, territories and Commonwealth law enforcement agencies. Their function is to improve the national ability to respond to crime impacting Australia.
The 12-month ACIC Graduate Program is designed to give you experience and exposure to several different areas within the ACIC and the broader Department of Home Affairs portfolio.
You’ll receive a starting salary of $65,469 per annum plus superannuation.
Explore careers in the intelligence industry
To get the gospel truth about career opportunities, you’ll need to refer to each organisation, they all vary.
You can find the careers pages of each organisation below:
- AFP The Australian Federal Police are engaged in Counter terrorism and national security. They have recruit training and graduate programs available.
- AUSTRAC – are an Australian Government agency that uses financial intelligence and regulation to disrupt money laundering, terrorism financing and other serious crime.
- Home Affairs – The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs brings together Australia’s federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs, settlement services and immigration and border-related functions, working together to keep Australia safe. They also have a graduate program.
You could also check out the opportunities available within the Australian Defence Force.
Lots of intelligence specialists get their qualifications, training and work experience with the ADF and are then able to transfer across to other organisations.
|JOB SPOTLIGHT - POLITICS
A Career in Politics
Politics is both an art and science that focuses on people. Politicians and politics are at play in nearly every career and life scenario to some extent. Our daily lives are dictated by rules and laws designed to benefit individuals and develop and maintain flourishing communities and countries.
What type of person would this job suit?
- You need to be passionate and enthusiastic about people and politics
- Great at networking and building strong relationships with others
- Be approachable and a good listener
- Have a thorough understanding of local and national issues, and be up to date with current affairs
- Possess excellent analytical thinking and communication (verbal and written) skills
- Remain calm, confident and professional in all situations – especially when you’re engaged in public speaking and presentations
- Adept at crisis management and problem solving
Industries where politics is important:
- Law and Justice
- Defence and Intelligence
- Journalism and Media
There are lots of ways that you can have a meaningful job within politics. You don’t have to be aiming to become Prime Minister – although ambition and the drive to succeed could be advantageous in this competitive industry.
You can get into politics through a lot of different pathways; formal or tertiary qualifications are not necessarily required. Showing your commitment and gaining valuable experience through volunteering, campaigning and involvement with a political party is one of the best pathways there is.
You could get other useful experience from:
- being involved in student politics
- get involved in a debating team or student newspaper
- find work experience with local MPs, the mayoral office or local council
Choosing to study a degree in politics could make you a more competitive candidate for some professional roles.
A full-time, 5 year, Bachelor of Social Science with the degree of Bachelor of Laws with a Major in Political Economy and Social Policy at Macquarie
could give you all the qualifications you’d need to apply for a huge range of careers in the political arena.
Alternatively, you can start out at TAFE and gain a Cert III or IV, or find a traineeship, before getting some experience and deciding if you want, or need, to go to uni later on.
A Certificate III in Business with Social Media from Training Connections Australia
is an example of a course that could open doors into a political career too.
Social Media Advisor
You’d be developing, implementing and maintaining social media communications. Demonstrating political acumen by providing relevant communications advice and recommendations.
You could get some short courses under your belt and volunteer your time to work with local politicians and organisations as a social media advisor. Gaining valuable work experience, networking and obtaining a proven track record could offer up opportunities for next level positions.
As a volunteer you might not get paid initially, but if the position is made official and you’re offered a job, a salaried position could be on offer.
Media Advisor in Melbourne
Media Advisor in Sydney
Relevant experience or university degree
A political staffer or aide works in a political office supporting a candidate or elected official by advising, researching, scheduling, fundraising, or writing for them, among other responsibilities.
There’s no formal qualification or training to be a staffer, you’ll learn on the job. Generally some previous political experience is desirable. Although it’s not unusual for junior members to be recruited straight from university.
As a junior you could expect to earn over $40,000 per year, going up to $77,000 per year (or more) with experience.
Political Affairs Officer in Deakin ACT
Traineeship Clerical Processing in Victor Harbour, SA
Electorate Officer in Geelong, VIC
You’d be reporting on controversies, campaigns and debates, providing analysis of political events, as well as presenting on potential outcomes, incentives and trends. You could work in one or more outlets including print, online, TV, or radio.
Relevant experience is crucial (it could be at the office of a local or national newspaper), and building up professional network of contacts even more so. A Professional Communication Certificate
, Certificate III in Screen and Media
, a diploma, bachelor degree or postgraduate degree in journalism could all kick off your career. Lots of news outlets also offer 12 month cadetships for graduates.
You could expect to earn $80,000 per year as a qualified and experienced journalist.
AU Online News Reporter in Sydney
Journalist in Canberra, ACT
Member of Parliament (MP)
An MP is expected to work for the benefit of Australia, their local constituents, and for their party. You could be developing policies, legislations and by-laws, be a spokesperson, investigator and more.
With the right skills, work experience and contacts, you could become a Member of Parliament without formal qualifications, though they often have university qualifications, which could help you become an MP more quickly.
Federal Senators and members base salary is $207,000 per year. State Government salaries vary but you could expect to earn a base salary of $150,00 per year (*2018 figures).
To become an MP, you’ll have to be elected by your party or the public.
Growth in this industry is moderate
and expected to remain so.
CAREERS & JOBS
Register your interest for a career with the AFP
Entry level recruit opportunities will be opening soon with the Australian Federal Police.
If you are fit, healthy and have a strong sense of justice, you can register your interest in starting your career with the AFP as a Police Officer or Protective Service Officer.
Read more about entry level positions and register here: https://www.afp.gov.au/careers/entry-level-recruit-policing-and-protective-service-officer-recruitment
ASD Cyber EXP
If you’re thinking about a career in cyber security, or your curious about jobs within the intelligence industry, you could sign up for the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) interactive online program, Cyber EXP.
It’s been designed to give high school and university students a chance to see what a career on the front lines of the ASD could be like.
Based on real-life scenarios, you’ll get to out to work on a cyber security incident response operation. You could earn experience points (EXP) too.
You’ll also get the chance to find out about other careers in the ASD and see what skills and interests you’d need to be successfully recruited.
A teacher must be part of the sign up, but it’s open to every Australian student. An interest in IT could be advantageous.
Learn more about LifeJourney
online platform or find out more from the ASD
3 tips for finding summer jobs
Sounds simple finding a summer job doesn’t it?
But with everything else going on in life and at school, you might be thinking “whoa where do I start?”.
Here’s our top tips
1. Be realistic
Before you even start a job search it would be a good idea to think about:
How much time you’ll have available to work (and how much time you really want to work, remember it’s your holiday)
What days you could work, if you have other commitments and plans it’ll be useful to know what you can apply for or let potential employers know when you’ll be available for work or shifts
How you will get to work – this could determine when you can start, where you can work and when you’ll have to finish
Using these criteria could help you narrow down your job search and ensure you don’t waste your time, (or potential employers time), applying for unsuitable jobs.
2. Get ahead
Start searching early. Lots of businesses have started advertising already for summer casuals, so if you’d like to secure a job then don’t leave it until term 4 is over.
3. Where to look
There are lots of places where businesses advertise, you could check:
- Local shops and shopping centre storefronts, as well as other businesses on the high street
- Student Services Australia’s database may list jobs near you
- Online, there hundreds of job advertising and recruitment organisations around Australia where you could come up trumps. You can also check individual business websites for positions vacant.
- Facebook – there are often groups within communities or regions where employers advertise positions available
- Your local newspaper’s classified section
If you’re not having any luck or you have something specific in mind, then try applying direct. Politely approach the manager and have a conversation with them about what you’re looking for. Remember to take a copy of your resume you can leave with them.
Then all you’ll have to do is put your best foot forward and apply.
Applying for Summer Jobs
When you’re applying for a job always give it your best shot.
There’s no difference between applying for a casual summer job, part time work, or some high-powered graduate career – employers will want to know you’re taking their business seriously and you’ll be giving the job your all.
Make sure your application:
- Addresses all the criteria in the advert – adapt your cover letter and resume to suit
- Contains up to date and accurate information
- Looks fantastic, if it’s hand-written then make sure you take enough time to make it neat and legible
- Has been proof-read – check the spelling and grammar, make sure it reads well and makes sense
- Gets in on time or, if there’s no deadline, then get it in as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance
Once you’ve submitted an application, remember to check your emails, voicemails or answer all your calls. Don’t delay finding out if you’ve been selected for an interview or even got the job.
You can land a job without an interview, but it’s more common that your application will get your shortlisted. Then you’ll have to attend an interview to determine if you’ll be offered the job.
Be prepared for your interview by practising mock interviews
and finding the perfect outfit
to give you confidence and make the right impression.
Do a little bit of research about the company and the job you’ve applied for, it’ll show in the interview.
It’s perfectly normal to be nervous but to stay as calm as possible so that you can do yourself justice.
Thank the interviewer for their time before you leave.
Read our 5 Interview tips blog
if you’d like a little more information.
Once you’ve submitted an application or you’ve had an interview, if you don’t hear back within a week or so – give them a call or email just to follow up. It could show that you’re enthusiastic and serious about the job.
3 reasons to give competitions a go
You don’t have to go nuts, but entering a few competitions every now and again could come with some serious benefits.
Get a boost
Entering competitions could really give your confidence a lift and help you get a better understanding of what you enjoy, and what you’re good at.
Putting yourself forward for competitions will look great on your resume and on uni applications.
If you’re not really into some of the traditional extracurriculars, like sports and music, you can demonstrate your teamwork, collaboration, perseverance, determination and other attributes by entering.
At the end of the day it won’t matter if you or your team won, the qualities necessary for entering and competing will still reflect well on you.
Challenge yourself and have fun
School work, assignments and exams might not be doing you justice. We’re not all the same after all, so choosing to enter competitions will give you another opportunity to show off your skills and aptitudes.
You’ll learn new things and develop new skills along the way.
Not all competitions are academically based and there’s bound to be a competition to suit your particular skill set or hobby.
Photography, art, poetry, fiction writing, dance, maths, coding, design, and movie making are just a few examples of the hundreds of competitions out there.
Let’s face it, not only is the taking part pretty exciting, but there’s a chance you could win some really cool prizes too.
From cash payouts, to equipment, you could also win experiences, scholarships and mentoring that (regardless of the financial value), could end up being priceless in your pursuit of careers and life.
If we’ve piqued your interest and you’re wondering where you can find competitions to take part in, you could start with our new Competitions page.
We’re posting new ones every week, so keep an eye out to make sure you don’t miss out.
LET'S TALK LOGISTICS
As an employer in the crucial supply chain industry, your students can become an integral part of the storage, transportation and exchange of goods that occurs in just about every organisation.
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SKILLS AND QUALS
EMPLOYERS ARE SEEKING
From forklift to heavy vehicle licences and more, jobs in the supply chain and logistics sector are forecast to grow over the three years to 2022. Get your students to jump on the bandwagon!
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ASEC are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 88065) located in Mitchell. They offer Certificate II in Security Operations (licensed security officers), First Aid, Responsible Service of Alcohol, and Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card which must be done face-to-face in the ACT now).
NECA INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMS
JANUARY PROGRAMS 2020
Students may enrol in either of the programs:
Program 1: 13-17 January, 2020
Program 2: 20-24 January, 2020
Details of the Programs are as follow:
- Technical Training towards nationally recognised units of competency in the Certificate III Electrotechnology – Electrician (Electrical trade) qualification;
- White Card, Asbestos Awareness, First Aid & CPR Certificate Courses (Note: this is an opportunity to achieve all of these Certificates, at no expense);
- Electrical concepts;
- Hand and power tool familiarisation and safe use;
- Introduction to Industry work practices;
- Professional and Personal Development;
- Information on how to secure an Apprenticeship in the Electrical Industry;
- Mentoring (from Industry Specialist Mentors and Industry members);
- Linkages to existing Apprentices, Trades and Employers.
The Programs are fully supported by, and funded through, the ACT Government’s Future Skills for Future Jobs (FSFJ) Initiative, so these Holiday Programs are FREE for all students.
For more information please see FLYER
For registration we require the following details:
Date of Birth:
Emergency Contact Name:
Emergency Contact Email:
Emergency Contact Phone:
We will be holding an Information evening on Wednesday 27 November to allow Program participants to meet each other and be fitted for their uniforms. The night also provides parents/carers with an opportunity to hear more about the Program and ask any questions they may have.
Leaving School - Information to help you choose your next adventure!
- Further study
- Entering a trade or full time work
- Not sure what’s next
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